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to russia has been vocally very strong secretary of state john kerry said today that russia was innovating ukraine in a phone iy pretext. mike, what exactly are the administrations options at this appointment. >> reporter: the wheels are turning here morgan no question about it. we have been told by a white house spokesman that the president happen about kept apprise this morning by his national security advisers of situation in ukraine, he has plans to speak on the phone with world leaders allied leaders to talk about how to react to this crisis. meanwhile, you are right, john kerry making the rounds of the sunday public affairs shows today here in washington, calling them hooligans, the actions thuggery, accuses russia of 19th century behavior. what about it? what can the united states in coordination with it's allies do in reaction to this apparent aggression on the part of vladimir putin's russia, here is more of what john kerry had to say. >> i talked to were 10 of the foreign ministers of those countries most engaged, the g8 plus some others, and all of them, every single one he have
hospital. >> secretary of state john kerry will travel to kiev on tuesday to meet with ukranian officials. kerry's trip comes as a response to russia's military advance into ukraine. kerry has raised the possibility of issuing economic sanctions and visa bans. russian forces are surrounding three military bases in the strategic crimean peninsula. this is prompting fears an armed conflict could break out at any moment. . uniformed gunmen can be seen in crimea, but, with no identifiable insignia, who they are or where they are from is still unclear. the majority of crimeans are ethnic russian and moscow keeps a naval base there. while many there are welcoming the russians-- ukraine's interim prime minister has another message for moscow. >> we urge the president to pull back his military. >> however.russia says they are only trying to protect their interests in the region. secretary of state john kerry called it "an incredible action of aggression" and threatened very serious economic consequences. economic pressure may not be enough. ukraine's ambassador to the u-n says he wants military s
through. thank you very much. >> kerry kennedy, daughter of robert kennedy and niece of jfk. driving under the influence of a drug. yes, she took a sleeping pill accidentally before crashing into a tractor-trailer in july of 2012. no one was hurt in the accident on that new york interstate. she would have faced up to a year in jail if convicted. more on the case shortly and a little bit of analysis to see if the kennedy name factored into the out come. we will talk to jane velez mitchell. did kerry kennedy's celebrity influence the jury. that's coming up and whether or not the defense will be popular. actor seth rogan rips lawmaker who is either left or didn't bother to show up for his testimony as he was talking about his mother-in-law suffering alzheimer's disease. does he have a point? we will get into that. also people bracing for mudslides in the west and brand-new video of this rescue. we will play it for you ins it entirety. stay here. [ male announcer ] did you know that if you wear a partial, you're almost twice as likely to lose your supporting teeth? try poligrip for partials. p
it a declaration of war. john kerry says the g8 countries are all ready to isolate russia. jennifer glasse is live in the capital of crimea now. earlier this morning you witnessed a pretty tense stands off have things calmed down at all since then? >> reporter: well, as darkness falls here, morgan in crimea, at that base about a 20-minute drive from here things were getting a little bit settled the two commanders had spoken to each other. the ukrainian commandser and russian commander had agreed to stand down their alert stat to us calm things down, they agreed the ukrainian had an armored vehicle with a gun pointed straight at -- straightforward. they asked to make the turan it's go a little bit hire so it wasn't pointed directly at them to calm things down, but the base is still surrounded by those russian forces. the russians were beding in for the night. they came in 100 trucks, they were building tents, things were quiet but the ukrainians standing guard say they won't give up their arms or the armored vehicles the russian said they wanted to come in and secure that base. but the ukrainian of
with good solutions. secretary kerry is not taking the military option off the table. but nobody is suggesting a return to the cold war status. in washington they are talking about sanctions, economic and diplomatic moves. plans for a g8 meeting in russia being suspend. the u.n. secretary haig is in washington. there is talk about that. over the weekend we saw and heard about a 90-minute conversation between pu between vladimir putin. and the president. they are worried and a lot of concerns in a lot of places right now. bill: thank you, gregg palkot leads our coverage in london. martha: president obama took hits on his handling of this situation. republicans are saying vladimir putin looks wild. senator rogers says this is not a game. he says if it were a game the russians are playing chess and the u.s. is playing marbles. >> i think it's a naive position on the part of the national security visors if they keep giving things to russia they will wake up and say the united states isn't that bad. that's missing the motivations of why russia does what it does. >> every time the pres
line. it is self imposed by secretary of state john kerry. he had set that six month time line. he wants a framework in place. you talk about a framework, obviously these issues are meddlesome, nothing less than peace in the middle east has flummoxed this add as and others before it. he's going to be talking about some of these issues. obviously when netanyahu's been here in the past, almost frosty relations between barack obama and the primester. president obama talked about using the 1967 borders as a two state solution. netanyahu gave him a very stern lecture right there in the oval office. this time things have cooled down. also on the table are going to be iran's sanctions, that is obviously a sticking point, although it has calmed down at this point. the white house also announced talking about the middle east talks, secretary kerry being back and forth to the region 11 times since becoming secretary, now following this visit, the palestinian leader will be here march 17 as we near that end of april deadline to come up with a framework for an agreement for a two state solutio
leader has called for ukraine's parliament to convene right away. secretary of state john kerry has been meeting with his own advisors, his own aides, he's also speaking with ukraine's leaders. lets bring in our foreign affairs reporter, she's getting new information. what are you learning, elise? >> reporter: i'm told secretary of state john kerry did speak today with the interim ukrainian president and why is that important? because right now the president has just said that he's ready to direct all of ukraine's resources to answer any russian intervention in ukraine. we look at what's going on in crimea right now, but we're also looking at the fact that over the last week, wolf, ukraine underwent some monumental changes, president yatsenyuk is out, a new interim leadership is there so the u.s. really wants to stand by this new fledgling leadership making it known that they're going to help with whatever is possible in economic and diplomatic support as they go through the next couple of days. >> some leaders are saying they will not show up to the g-8 meeting in sochi. - >> there was
. >> secretary of state john kerry still insists this is not the cold war all over again but evokes an earlier era. >> you don't in 20th century behave in 19th century fashion. and invade over prumpled u trump pretext. >> both kerry and president obama worked the phones sunday coordinating with allies. >> all of them, every single one of them are prepared to go to the hilt in order to isolate russia with respect to this invasion. >> on the table, economic sanctions. freezing assets of russian officials, isolation on trade and investment and a boycott of the annual summit of g-8 facings. there is talk of throwing russia out of the g-eight as well. trying to provide putin with what they describe as an off-ramp to calm russia of its stated fears. one option not on the table, military action by the west. we are trying to deescalate this says a senior official. stressing this is over economic options. some believe mr. obama should have seen it coming. >> putin is playing chess and i think we're playing marbles and i don't think it's even close. >> mike viqueria, al jazeera the white house. >>> spok
maneuvers. secretary of state kerry saying russian military action in ukraine would be a grave mistake. >>> fine pri. the white house is proposing sweeping changes to nutrition labels impacting almost everything we eat. >>> plus, retired tonight show host jay leno's big announcement. a smartphone for the super secret designed to self-destruct. and a fascinating study uncovers what our dogs' expressions really mean. it's thursday, february 27th. "early today" starts right now. >>> very good morning to you. i'm richard lui. we're going to start with breaking news out of hawaii this hour. small private plane crashing moments after taking off from an airport on the island of maui last night. officials saying three people were killed, and three were injured. two critically. they believe everyone has been accounted for, no word yet on the cause there. we'll continue to watch that on nbc. >>> back on the mainland, drought stricken california finally getting a double blast of rain with possible flooding on the way too. heavy showers in the san francisco bay area knocked down trees and caused p
kerry just announced today that he plans to visit the country's capital on tuesday to show u.s. support for ukraine, and there are protests from ukraine to san francisco. hundred of people gathered outside the russian embassy in san francisco today all calling for russian president put put to back o back off had. >> reporter: standing outside the russian embassy in washington, protesters calling for russian president vladimir putin to end his invasion of ukraine. secretary of state john kerry condemning russia's move into the ciman peninsula, the site of a russian naval base but now thousands of russian troops are standing guard along city streets >> you just don't invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests. >> reporter: president obama and putin spoke over the weekend, obama telling putin that an invasion was unacceptable. the acting prime minister of ukraine is calling now for international help. >> this is actually the declaration of war to my country. >> reporter: as protesters take to the streets in ukraine, republicans in congress are questioning the
. >>> kerry kennedy, the daughter of sen. robert kennedy, found not guilty of driving while impaired. we'll look at why the jury made this decision in just a moment. the e-mail rejection shaking up a generation. are mel inales entitled or inappropriate? we'll discuss. what did paula dean mean when she compared herself to that black football player who recently came out? is this the best path to image rehab? >>> hello, everybody. i'm john berman. it is 11:00 here in new york. >> reporter: i'm michaela pereira. it is 8:00 a.m. out here in l.a. i am here for the oscars. at this hour, the area is bracing, bracing for torrential rain that could lead to dangerous mudslides. it has prompted an evacuation order for about 1,000 homes in southern california. if you can see the conditions on the road live from that camera, it is bad on the roads. you have to take your time. we know the state desperately needs rain. they are in a drought. they are saying this is about the worst drought this area has seen in modern history. the ground is so dry, some areas getting hit so much, pounded by as much as s
john kerry will travel to kiev tomorrow to meet with ukranian officials about russia's military action. kerry has raised the possibility of issuing economic sanctions and visa bans to russia. ukraine's ambassador to the u-n says he wants military support-- but nato dosen't support that. russian president vladimir putin has accepted a proposal to establish a "fact-finding mission" to ukraine -- starting a political dialogue. nats chanting more than one hundred people gathered in front of the russian consulate in san francisco to protest that's country's military presence in ukraine. most of those chanting and carrying signs were from the bay area's ukrainian and russian communities. they are calling for putin to back down. the kremlin has said that russia is acting to protect russian speaking ukrainians from the newly installed leadership. spherethose in the crowd on sunday say, that kind of help isn't necessary. many signed a petition calling on the u-s to act on the ukraine's behalf in this crisis. they say economic sanctions against russia could put the pressure on putin to pull out
the united states today. telling secretary of state john kerry, that russia vows to respect the integrity of ukraine. they will not start an armed conflict. u.s. officials say they remain watchful. >>> and back here at home, police are celebrating a victory against organized car thieves. a multimillion-dollar international ring of carjackers, hauled in and arrested today. and this gang is accused of stealing luxury cars and suvs and selling them overseas. abc's gio benitez shows us why dangerous carjacking is on the rise in america. >> reporter: watch how quickly it can happen. a carjacker pulls a gun on a man, in front of his house. demanding his car keys. to drive off with the victim's mercedes. and just before christmas, a carjacker killed justin friedland, right in front of his wife at the mall, to take his luxury mall. it's what authorities are calling a carjacking epidemic. and today, police broke up a sophisticated carjacking ring. accused of swiping more than $8 million worth of high-end cars. even allegedly pistol-whipping some of their victims. more than two dozen people in jail
john kerry that military exercises on ukraine border were plan and are unrelated to current events. the foreign minister also said russia will respect ukraine's territorial integrity. juan za pate says the u.s. wants ukraine to remain a unified autonomous state. >> they want to try to do everything possible to not only avoid a russianen vags but the splitup of ukraine. i think that's the last thing the u.s. wants to see. try to do that not just through its own words and diplomats but also through the european union, meetings and words coming out of nato as well. >> now, secretary kerry said everyone involved in the ukraine krahn crisis needs to avoid it. >>> a critical underground nuclear waste dump is closed this morning. investigators are trying to find the source of the radiation leak near carlsbad. they inhaled radioactive particles. air monitors a half mile away detected elevated levels. officials say it's too soon to determine the health effects. >>> coming up on the "morning news," the hunt for hackers. we'll take you inside a secret service operation to track down cyber thi
states. also, russia's foreign minister told secretary of state john kerry that military exercises on the ukraine border were planned and are unrelated to current events. the foreign minister also said russia will respect ukraine's territorial integrity. cbs news national security consultant juan zarate says the u.s. wants ukraine to remain a unified autonomous state. >> i think the u.s. is trying to demonstrate support for the integrity and the sovereignty of ukraine, trying to do everything possible to not only avoid a russian invasion but the split-up of ukraine. i think that's the last thing the u.s. wants to see. try to do that not just through its own words and diplomats but also through the european union, meetings and words coming out of nato as well. >> now, secretary kerry said that everyone involved in ukrainian crisis needs to avoid provocations. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. >>> a critical underground nuclear waste dump is closed this morning. investigators are trying to find the source of a radiation leak at the site near carlsbad, new
a security move to take over the airport, but secretary of state john kerry urged the russians not to take any further actions that could inflame tensions. today, the u.n. security council is taking a actions against the ukrainian president viktor yanukovich was speaking from russia today. the future is uncertain at this time. >>> officials say that the leader of the terror group in afghanistan has been cementing local ties there, and he is bringing in small numbers of experienced militants to bring the in a new trained group. and there have been mishaps in two middle eastern provinces. >>> and a british agency is a a accused of spying on yahoo! users. they say that they used systems used by the agency that use them, a a them, and they say they kept the intimate images whether the citizens were considered intelligent level or not. if it is found guilty, it is a new level of misuse. >> and today, kerry kennedy said she took a pill that she mistook for a different medication, and then slammed into a truck. they argue that she took the wrong medication, but she should have stopped driving wh
that secretary of state john kerry is on his way to ukraine tomorrow. off the top tonight we have two reports. we'll hear from liz palmer in crimea in a moment, but first, charlie d'agata in kiev. ( protestors screaming ) >> reporter: anger, outrage and fear fill kiev's independence square today. prime minister arseny yatsenyuk warned that russia's military intervention in crimea has brought ukraine to the brink of disaster. >> this is the red alert. this is not the threat. this is actually the declaration of war to my country. >> reporter: the newly formed government put the army on high alert and called on men of fighting age, hundreds of thousands of reservists, to be ready to take up arms. thousand of demonstrators rallied against russia's actions call president putin dictator and a liar. this sign says, "putin, hands- off ukraine." in the place where they are still mourning those killed in protest that brought the russian-backed president down, activist told us there is little appetite for more bloodshed. >> of course i'm worried. of course. because i don't want to have war. and i don't want
their precipitation in russia this summer. today john kerry announced he's traveling on tuesday to meet with ukrainian leaders and vladimir putin accepted a proposal from germany to start a dialogue with ukraine. >>> we're just getting started here. coming up, a major protest outside the white house today. we'll tell you what got almost 400 people arrested. >> the academy awards are just wrapping up in los angeles. we'll run down the big winners on oscar night. >>> and storm team four putting together the number for tomorrow's forecast. doug will be back with the snow totals in your neighborhood, next. >>> a tense night for residents of this ten-story apartment building. a fire broke out in a trash chute. this is the phoenix apartments off of 295. one resident was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. we're told the fire is out and the smoke cleared. the cause still under investigation. >> hundreds of people were arrested at the white house today. the u.s. parks services, police took away nearly 400 protesters after a march to the white house. these were mostly college students rallying against
an estimated six thousand russian ground and naval forces are now in that area. secretary of state john kerry will travel to kiev tomorrow to meet with ukranian officials about russia's military action. kerry has raised the possibility of issuing economic sanctions and visa bans to russia. ukraine's ambassador to the u-n says he wants military support-- but nato dosen't support that. russian president vladimir putin has accepted a proposal to establish a "fact-finding mission" to ukraine -- starting a political dialogue. nats chanting more than one hundred people gathered in front of the russian consulate in san francisco to protest that's country's military presence in ukraine. most of those chanting and carrying signs were from the bay area's ukrainian and russian communities. they are calling for putin to back down. the kremlin has said that russia is acting to protect russian speaking ukrainians from the newly installed leadership. those in the crowd on sunday say, that kind of help isn't necessary. many signed a petition calling on the u-s to act on the ukraine's behalf in this crisis. t
and they want to protect their interests here. >> secretary of state john kerry speaking to his counter parts this morning. >> i talked with the foreign minister this morning and they are not intending to violate the sovereignty of the ukraine but people are feeling strong attachment to russia and i emphasized to him our desire to diffuse the tensions and work constructively to bring ukraine together and keep it, to keep the respect for its sovereignty and the territory integrity. >> meanwhile, in kiev the former president's speech mainly ignore and the focus on the funerals for those that died. >> at independence square they are talking about the feem that died because of him. they are hearing the somber music of the funerals. some 80 people died by the police under the orders of president viktor yanukovich. the funerals are continuing and this mourning is continuing. the country is moving on but the people in the square are sad and the mood is somber. they are not focussed on a what viktor yanukovich is saying but focussed on the bravery and the sacrifices of the people that made this day
, new york. >>> kerry kennedy, the daughter of rfk and ethel kennedy was found not guilty today on the charge of driving while drugged. she was arrested in 2012 after swerving her car into a tractor-trailer. she testified that she accidentally took a sleeping pill instead of her daily thyroid medication, then got behind the wheel. >>> we are back in a moment to remember a man who helped inspire one of this year's oscar favorites. >>> we want to show you this spectacular scene that occurred in nature last night in the u.k. absolutely stunning colors, pink and purple and green stretching across the night sky from south wales to scotland and then to the west to ireland. the northern lights, an extra powerful show right now because we've just experienced the most powerful solar flare so far in the year 2014. >>> in the movie "gravity," which is up for best picture at the oscars sunday night, george clooney's character flies around using a jet pack in space while calmly repairing a satellite. that's been done in real life. the man who did it, astronaut dale gardner, has died at the a
the sanctions. john kerry will travel there on tuesday and says the u.s. and the allies are putting russia on notice. >> all of them. every single one of them are prepared to go to the hilt in order to isolate russia with respect to this invasion. they are prepared to put sanctions in place. they are prepared to isolate russia economically. >> making it cheer the u.s. has no plans to use military force against russia but suggested the u.s. would boy scott the summit if moscow continues down its current path. >>> back in the bay area, more than 100 protesters gathered in front of san francisco's russian conflict are for a second straight day urging the russian president to back off. >> we need the whole world to stay up and stop puttin. you can not just invade their territory. >> we tried to make contact but nobody answered the phone. >>> how many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation? >> still to come, governor brown gives his opinion on the push to legalize pot. >>> and drinking laws could get looser in california but only for one specific and underage group
peninsula. sending john kerry tomorrow to talk about the crisis. trying to force russia out of ukraine. >> there are going to be repercussionings. >> reporter: u.s. and top other top economic nations in the world known as the g7 issued a joint statement condemning the russian invasion. the group is also suspending preparations for an economic summit scheduled to be held in sochi, russia, in june. >> every one of our allies and friends determined to stay united and make clear there is a price attached to this kind of behavior. >> reporter: the white house is working on a package of economic sanctions and considering a move to block russia's access to key bank accounts and financial networks in an effort to pressure russian president vladimir putin to withdraw troops. >> after spending so much money to get goodwill at sochi -- >> right. >> , it puts him in a difficult position economically. >> reporter: he said he has a right to prevent unrest in ukraine. susan mcginnis, cbs news. >> angela merkel. contact group opened dialogue and other nations working on a package of benefits to suppor
secretary of state john kerry to kiev tomorrow to talk about the crisis. with no plans for u.s. military intervention, the west is working on alternatives to try to force russia out of ukraine. >> there are going to be repercussions. >> reporter: the u.s. and six other top economic nations in the world known as the g7 issued a joint statement condemning the russian invasion. the group is also suspending preparations for an economic summit scheduled to be held in sochi, russia, in june. >> reporter: every one of of our friends make sure there's a price to the behavior, john kerry said. and considering a move to block russia access to bank accounts and financial networks in an effort to pressure vladimir putin to withdraw the troops. >> after spending so much money to get goodwill at sochi, it puts him in a very difficult decision checkly. susan mcginnis, cbs news. >> angela merck el to set up a contact group aimed at opening up dialogue on the situation. in the u.s., some congressional republicans call on america to be more assertive with russia. >>> protecting breeding harbor sales and p
are issuing a warning to russia to not create a conflict. >> secretary kerry is speaking to the press this morning and he is going to try and calm the fast-moving events on the ground. while viktor yanukovich claims he is still the president, the white house is working with a new prime minister that needs to quickly unite a divided ukraine. with russian warplanes on the border, secretary kerry urged restraint on thursday. >> we believe everybody now needs to step back and avoid any kind of provocations. >> he stressed ukraine alone should decide its fate. >> it's not our choice. it's not russia's choice it's the choice of the people of ukraine. >> but like russia the united states is involved behind the scenes, and pushing transitional government to include all parties, and it plans to offer ukraine a $1 billion loan to prop up the family economy. when the crisis began to fall supporters threw their support to the protesters, and even feeding them. obama stopped short of praising this evolution. and then president bush hailed the orange revolution as a budding de
edge and bank of america. >> john kerry wrapping up a phone call with russians' foreign ministers discussing the movement in ukraine. ukraine accused moscow of taking control of two airports. but john kerry said they told him they have no move of taking control. peter brooks is here and sounds like wise advice, never say never, why does it apply to this situation with russia? >> the fact is that russia has significant interest in the ukraine. i think the russian war games could be turning into an invasion of war games if they go the right way. it is unlikely. there are ten million russians in ukraine, about 10% of the population, or the russian citizens in the eastern part, they could do something. remember in 2008, russia still has armed troops in a place there so they could do something about this. and russia could take military action. >> and peter, on the ambassador bolton who worked under the bush administration, has been critical for them not taking a stronger line in 2008 when that happened and russia went into georgia. how do we not repeat the same mistake? we would meet
intimidation. secretary of state john kerry paid tribute 0ukraine activist killed in last month revolutio revolution. then met with leaders of the new pro western government. from moscow russian president putin called the new regime illegitimate and liken u.s. support to rung experiment on rat. as for the russian speaking soldiers now in full control of parts of southern ukraine, putin claimed they are not his. >> really deny there were troops there. russia has been working hard to create a pre-text for being able to invade further. >>reporter: the white house calls that possibility a glaring red line. that russia already meddling in ukraine against international law. >> facts on the ground indicate right now he's not abiding bye-bye that principal. >>reporter: putin says he has no immediate plans to use military force inside ukraine. slight change in tone that triggered a regional sigh of relief. market around the world rallied on the news giving wall street its best day all year. but then seemingly provocative move. russia fired intercontinental ballistic missile part of prev
between russia and ukraine. secretary of state john kerry and ukraine's foreign minister are meeting in paris while nato leaders meet in brussels. more on this ant tend tense dess the situation. >> reporter: exactly right, eric. high-level talks and diplomacy under way. the international community is getting together in an effort to try to de-escalate the situation. even vladimir putin is now saying, he's nots looking for a fight. the u.s. and other nations are still trying to diffuse the standoff in ukraine. in paris, secretary of state john kerry met with the foreign ministers of ukraine and great britain before talks with russia. >> there are very clear legal obligations that are at risk in this, and we're going to talk about those here this morning. >> reporter: yesterday the secretary blasted vladimir putin's invasion of crimea. >> it is not appropriate to invade a country and at the end of a barrel of a gun dictate what you are trying to achieve. >> reporter: in crimea, tensions remain high. with russian and ukrainian troops staring each other down. putin says he ordered troops
weight is lifted off the shoulders of kerry kennedy this morning. she was acquitted on friday of charges of driving under the influence of a drug. as kennedy tries to put the case behind her, there's lingering questions about why prosecutors pursued the case in the first place. >> reporter: after four days of testimony and a quick acquittal, kerry kennedy, 54, human rights activist and author was grateful it was over. >> i want to say thank you to the jury for returning this verdict. >> reporter: she is the daughter of rfk and ethel kennedy now 85 and with her through the trial. in july of 2012 on a suburban new york highway kennedy allegedly sideswiped a truck, blew out a tire on her suv while driving to her gym. police found her slumped over the wheel. at the time kennedy claimed she had mistaken by taken a sleeping pill instead of a thyroid medication. >> i have no memory until i was stopped at a traffic light and a police officer was at my car door. >> but prosecutors charged her with driving while impaired insisting that even though she had mixed up her medication she still had comm
note that secretary of state john kerry will also be speaking with bob schieffer tomorrow morning on "face the nation." chinese state media is reporting 28 people were killed and 113 injured in what's being called an orchestrated knife attack in the southwestern part of the country. this took place in kun-ming when a group of men reportedly wearing all black stormed a busy train station and began stabbing people with long knives. the attackers were shot and killed by police. now to southern california, where the headline is be careful what you wish for. after months of drought, they're now getting pounded by rain. nearly nine inches of rain had fallen at dam since friday. nearby crystal lake has gotten more than 7. the 5 inches. the big concern? the hills east of los angeles, which are still at high risk for mudslides tonight. john blackstone is there. >> reporter: the storms blew in from the pacific with rain, wind, and waves that threatened oceanfront homes in malibu. beaches disappeared in the storm surge. many places in the los angeles area recorded 2-4 inches of rain since f
with tens of millions ever americans battling the brutal cold. >>> taking the stand, kerry kennedy set to testify at her drunk driving trial this morning. will that help or hurt her case? >>> and welcome home, fresh from their gold-medal winning performance in sochi. >> davis and white lit up the ice. >> olympic ice dancing champs meryl davis and charlie white take to our rink here in rockefeller center only on "today," wednesday, february 26th, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on the west coast at 7:00 a.m. and as unusual as it sounds, it is snowing. the plaza cam. not sticking too much. but snowing well. >> meantime out west, we have a rain. >> this is a double-edged sword. the areas are so dry, they will not absorb. they are worried about mudslides and three-hour delays at san francisco's airport. it will be a mess. >>> we have an interesting story coming up. do you worry about your underage son or daughter getting their hands on alcohol? using hid
right, al. thank you. >>> well, a verdict could come today at the drugged driving trial of kerry kennedy as deliberations enter a second day now. nbc's katy tur is at the courthouse in white plains, new york, this morning. katy, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the jury of two women and four men deliberated for about 45 minutes yesterday before returning home without a verdict. they'll resume once again this morning. now, if she is convicted, she faces a fine, a year in jail, and a suspended license. 54-year-old kerry kennedy leaving court after closing arguments, pushing her mother ethel in a wheelchair. the kennedy matriarch supporting her daughter throughout her drugged driving trial this week. kennedy, the seventh of 11 children of robert f. kennedy, is charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence. she was arrested in july of 2012 when she allegedly sideswiped a tractor-trailer on a highway in westchester county, new york. kennedy has long maintained her innocence. >> i remember getting on the highway and then i have no memory until i was stopped at a
adviserer, secretary kerry, all worning russia it would be a grave mistake to intervene in ukraine when it appeared the diplomatic efforts were failing. president obama came out with a stern warning. here is more of what he had to say. >> throughout this crisis, we have been clear about one fundamental principal. the ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to decide their own future. we urged an end to the violence and urge the ukrainians to stabilize their country for a broad based government and move to elections this spring. >> reporter: now, u.s. officials will continue to monitor the situation closely. i anticipate there will be a flurry of high level phone calls. vice president biden called the prime minister of ukraine yesterday, reiterated the fact the u.s. supports it government there, commended the government on the restraint it has shown so far. u.s. officials have been adamant about the fact this is not a return to cold war tensions between the united states and russia. alex, there is no doubt this is certainly adding to what is an increasingly tense relationship between th
-old kerry johnson. the pair quickly wed and price went to work granting his bride's wishes. he took her and her four children to disneyland paris and whisked her off to new york for shopping. they booked another trip but they ran out of time. he died in his wife's arms and the funeral was in the same church where they loved. he told the bbb, if his love could have saved him, he would have lived together. he said he lived completely in the moment and taught me to do the same. >> next, our storm watch continues in the santa cruz mountains where residents have been dealing with flooding, fallen trees and some minor slides. and despite all of the recent rain, what people in one bay city will have to do because of the drought. delicious, but say i press a few out flat, add some beef, sloppy joe sauce and cheese, fold it all up and boom! delicious unsloppy joes perfect for a school night. pillsbury grands biscuits. make dinner pop. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't wait for awesome... totino's pizza rolls gets you there in just 60 seconds. ♪ totino's pizza rolls gets you there in just 60 seconds
to the love of his life, 29-year-old kerry johnson. the pair quickly wed and price went to work granting his bride's wishes. he took her and her four children to disneyland paris and whisked her off to new york for shopping. they booked another trip but they ran out of time. he died in his wife's arms and the funeral was in the same church where the pair wed. he told the bbb, if his love could have saved him, he would have lived together. he said he lived completely in the moment and taught me to do the same. >> next on the abc7 saturday morning news, our storm watch coverage continues in the santa cruz mountains where residents have been dealing with flooding, fallen trees and some minor slides. and the recent rain, what people in one north bay city will have to do because of the drought. >> we are starting this half-hour with a quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. she's live on the rooftop of the broadcast center. how is it looking out there? >> breezy and cool. most of the activity is sinking south. we have light rain around the bay area. it shows from vallejo to po
her son's legacy alive. >> great to see. thank you, josh. >>> we'll get the latest on that kerry kennedy case going to the jury right now as they try to determine whether the daughter of robert kennedy should be convicted for driving under the influence of ambien. abc's gio benitez has the story. >> reporter: this morning, kerry kennedy's fate is in the hands of a jury. four men and two women. handed the misdemeanor drug driving case -- >> we're very happy that the jury has the case. we think the evidence went in well. >> reporter: the defense which claims kennedy unknowingly took the sleeping pill ambien the morning she sideswiped a tractor trailer in 2012 rested thursday after calling its final witness. dr. david benjamin a clinical pharmacologist who helped get ambien approved by the fda said it can cause automatic type behavior or zombieism. they might become impaired and not know it. >> this is a responsible woman. had she had her faculties about her she would have pulled over and called aaa. >> reporter: kennedy the daughter of robert f. kennedy has pleaded not guilty. and
with oscar stars >> you've got to be a little tired. >> yes. >>> plus, a very pregnant kerry. >> how is that baby doing? >> then bieber in jail, the video just keeps coming in, but what does it mean for justin's dui case. >> this could be a smoking gun. >> paula steps up without her ring after her split from robin. >> your and robin going to work things out, paula? >> kristen bell on her new fight to stop paparazzi stalking star kids. >> it's a dirty business. i care a lot about my little >> i will be dancing like crazy whether he likes i ♪ >> oscar host ellen is happy for nominee pharrell and the hat. >> that pharrell wears a large hat. >>> now the latest celebrity news delivered to you 24/7 it's "the insider" together with yahoo. >>> we are breaking down the bieber jailhouse video in just a few minutes and reports that he wasn't exactly scared straight. i'm thea andrews. welcome to "the insider." >> and i'm kevin frazier. we'll get to that in a minute, but let's start on a different kind of high. the women of hollywood. the last 24 hours has been a whirlwind of big name, amazing
to leave ukraine. he is now in southern russia. secretary of state john kerry spoke on the phone with his russian counterpart friday and said he made it clear to the russian foreign minister not to intervene. >> the question is whether or not what is happening now might be crossing a line in any way and we are going to be very careful in making our judgments about that. >> reporter: the obama administration wants to focus on the political transition in ukraine's capital to help keep the country stable. craig boswell for cbs news, the state department. >> the white house says the president could skip an international summit in russia this summer if the crisis escalates. >>> six officers sworn to uphold the law are accused of breaking it tonight among the charges stealing drugs and money. kpix 5's linda yee was there when the officers appeared in federal court today. >> reporter: well, ken, they are accused of bullying suspects and in some cases even committing crimes with them, serious charges that, if found guilty, they could face up to 20 years in prison. they are accused of being dirty
on "this week" george stephanopolous goes one on one with secretary of state john kerry about the crisis. this is russian parliament, grant's russian president vladimir putin authority to use the military to protect russian interests in ukraine. you can catch "this week" right here on abc 7 at 8:00. >>> a double amputee olympian, oscar pistorius will go on trial tomorrow fighting charges he murdered his model girlfriend. nicknamed the bladerunner because of his prosthetic legs, pistorius has already admitted to shooting reeva steenkamp in his home last year. he said he mistook her for an instruder, firing four times through a locked door and killing her. the prosecution says pistorius is a gun obsessed risk taker who shot steenkamp in a fit of rage. his defense is, it was a mistake and a reasonable person could have made the same mistake. fair enough but that's a tough defense considering that oscar pistorius shot his own girlfriend in his own home multiple times, you would think it might be a victory for them if the judge only convicts him of a lesser crime of culpable homicide meaning
their problems stemmed from 9/11. >> kerry kennedy expected to testify in a new york court today to defend herself against charges she was driving under the influence of ambien. she said she took the pill by mistake and didn't realize she was impaired. >> lawyers for justin bieber have until this afternoon to stop the release of police video taken after bieber's arrest taken last month for drunk driving. some of that footage may show bieber in various states of undress. those are some top stories on this wednesday, february 26th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. is this the craziest winter ever. >> it really is. >> seems that way, doesn't it? >> that brief warm-up was such a tease over the weekend. it felt like spring, now it is freezing again. >> back to the ice box we go. we begin this half hour with the relentless winter. the worst in years. refusing to reless its grip on a frozen nation. >> with spring weeks away, another morning of below zero cold in the midwest, while the first of two of major storms is hitting california this morning. our cover
. >> thanks rich. >> thank you, guys. >>> we'll get the latest on that kerry kennedy trial. the 54-year-old daughter of robert kennedy expected to take the stand today defending herself against charges for driving under the influence of ambien. abc's mara schiavocampo is tracking this case. >> reporter: tuesday the court was packed with kennedys. the famous family out in full force for kerry kennedy's misdemeanor drugged driving trial including her mother, 85-year-old ethel kennedy who is rarely seen in public. some also showed up on the witness stand, rory kennedy testifying her sister, quote, has a reputation for sobriety and general healthy living." another character witness, family friend reverend jerry creeden. >> his great heart -- >> reporter: who spoke at senator ted kennedy's funeral. of kennedy the minister said i've never seen her drunk. the 54-year-old niece of president john f. kennedy is facing a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired in july of 2012. allegedly hitting a tractor trailer after she claims she took the prescription ambien with her breakfast instead of a
secretary of state john kerry to handle the mechanics and the inner workings of this agreement. now, i don't see anything substantively changing in that both sides seem to have a disadvantage to follow kerry's framework. >> you know the inner workings of washington. when a president gets involved, can a high level meeting of this time, there's something that is usually supposed to be on the table that comes out of the negotiations. is there something in the works that we don't know about, a back channel negotiation? >> there could be. there could be, but here's the thing, and sorry for the cliche, bill. this is not sliced bread all over again. we know the framework. this is the same framework that bill clinton offered at camp david in july, 2000 and enunciated in january 2001. this is the same framework agreement that then prime ministers negotiated in 2008. there are no surprises here. what you may see, what we may see is the president by virtue of his involvement, by the force of the white house, both sides will grudgingly and reluctantly agree to maintain a framework of negotiations, an
the nets. he through up triple and double in three quarters. 11 assists on the night. kerry finds andrew for the easy jam. andre with the steal leads the break and finds kerry behind the yard, 27 points for the warriors guard. he had 11 rebounds as well. they're beating the nick and they're on the road in toronto tomorrow. the nba will donate it to the groups. he plays for the brook land nets. he's the first openly gay player. he's the top seller on the nba's online store. it will go to the shepherd foundation. he was the wyoming college student killed in a gay hate crime. he wears 98 and he presented a jersey to shepherd's parents. >>> happening today a the ceremony marks a year-long renovation. it will have new bathrooms and new bike racks. certain areas of the park will be closed during renovations and the park will reopen next spring. >>> the yellowstone national park will be celebrating its 142nd birthday. it was established in 1872 and it's one of the last intact natural ecosystems with grizzly bears wolves and bison. they started an international park system in the us and around t
remember we talked about yesterday about secretary kerry and his warnings to russia, and then we heard from defense secretary hagel in brussels and his warnings to russia for wise guidance at this time. it does not appear that those warnings are being heeded, and what now? is it time that the president of the united states gets involved and says something, or would that escalate things further? i think this is an interesting spot. obviously, the u.s. is not interested in ramping this up with russia, but russia's doing that on its own. martha: yeah. and if other ways as well. -- in other ways as well. there's this russian intel ship that is parked in havana right now, and nobody seems to be, you know, making any excuses for it at the very least. they're saying nothing. there's a look at it. >> yeah. it's pretty, pretty interesting that the sense that vladimir putin is emboldened. there's not -- on the world stage if you ask any world leader, the center of gravity seems to be in moscow. i mean, a lot of people are saying that. not just the winter olympics and the world spotlight there, it's a
and a combo. >> that is the beast. it has coca-cola-copocola kerry tupper's bonds shredded lettuce mayo and also correct that might bring a few of your friends to help you. that's a beast. what i love it is they have this really good sesame role. >> that when it is amazing. >> that's their number one sandwich. one other thing she's digging into his jewish roots on thursday evenings and offering some more kind of classic simple jewish sandwiches on a riot if you want to check that out. >> what a great idea. >> also on the jewish deli side of things. a lot of people talk about. i love shorted gold sting. and i love the name for it >>--shortie goldstein. >> this list as downtown area its name after the owners grandmother. just delicious corn base. i love them. he also makes incredible push from it. >> they do a very good rachel. >> one think he's really improved is now is making his own right bread. >> that make such a difference. and if you're a good bread maker obamas you can get double meat if that's how you want your sandwich about pastrami and corned beef take you back 1250. you could
of state john kerry flies to ukraine. he will meet with the new ukrainian government leaders about the russian takeover of the crimean peninsula. thousands of russian troops have surrounded military bases. they are demanding that ukrainian soldiers give up their weapons. in response to russia's actions, the u.s. and six other nations are canceling plans to go to the g-8 summit in russia in june. in a joint statement, the countries say russia's advances in ukraine violate the principles and values on which the g-8 operates. >>> oil refineries could feel the impact of the growing tension between russia and ukraine. the price of crude oil is already up a dollar a barrel. oil analysts are worried and economic embargo could be placed against russia. that would cut the supply and the impact would be felt around the world. russia is the second largest producer of energy. >>> around the country, including in san francisco, ukrainian americans have taken to the streets to protest russia's actions. >>> ukrainians and supporters staged a protest outside of the russian consulate in the pacific
russia not to seize ukraine territory. or reimpose the ousted ukraine president. secretary kerry spoke with andrea mitchell. >> mr. putin should listen carefully to ukraine who have voiced their desire for change. we are hoping that russia will not see this as sort of a continuation of the cold war. we don't see it that way. >> reporter: yanukovych now in exile in russia today claims he is still the legitimate president of this country. we are seeing the emergence of two rival governments, a parliament in kiev pro-europe and one in crimea that remains pro-russia. >>> two years after the cruise ship hit a reef the captain of costa concordia returned to the wreck site today as part of his trial. ayman mohyeldin is covering the trial from london. >> reporter: for the first time since he left the trip as captain he is returning to the costa concordia as a defendant. even locals are surprised the captain often called most hated man in italy would return. we have been a little bothered by that because we think he is somewhat guilty of all what happened said this resident. he is back along wi
. would be nice. >> we have a lot going on obviously. secretary of state kerry was talking about the ukraine. mika would like to read. >> charles krauthammer. "the washington post" putin's ukraine gambit. whatever anything obama says says or does would stop anyone remains unquestionable. but surely the west has more financial clout than crush's extraction economy that exports little but oil, gas, and vodka. it's a lot of money but less than one half of one-tenth of 1% if the combined eu and u.s. gdp and treasurer is preferable to compensat expending blood. putin keeps ratcheting up the pressure. can this administration puster the counterpressure to give ukraine a chance to breathe? >> the secretary said yesterday russia is complaining about other on countries. they should listen to themselves about that and not be hi hypocritical about it. the secretary talked about an ifm loan and about europe doing more and i think folks are looking into that. the ifm is there in kiev talking about this and, yes, a lot more money in the west and ukraine wants to lean towards the west. i think e
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